Friday, September 19, 2008

Racing


The Uintah High School Cross Country team competed in Roosevelt on Wednesday.  As  always, when I watched the athletes race I had to admire their youthful energy and dedication.  

So often all we are hear about are the bad things, sad events, and troubling times. Rarely does the media focus on the positive.  Returning to my musings on choice:  for me it's still an every day, lifetime struggle to choose wisely. Of course I am very worried about the financial crisis in this country, the extreme climate changes, the ongoing wars and conflict around the world.  It's no wonder people are struck down with fear, anxiety and depression.  However, in the words of Mark Twain:

"I have been through terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

Today I have a beautiful place to live, a healthy family and way too much to eat.  I don't want to get caught up in the rat race for more material gain.  I want to focus on the things I can do to change into a better, more loving and kind person, and in doing so may I also benefit others.


In life there is no finish line.

3 comments:

jillybeanz said...

Oh wow! I LOVE that quote! Isn't that so true. Doug has always told me not to worry about stuff I can't control...there's alot of truth to that.

happytrails said...

Love the Mark Twain quote. I'm not sure if it's good or bad that life has no finish line...
Yep, lots to worry about, but not much we can do about any of it anyway. Might as well just focus on being the best we can be.

Lisa M. said...

I am often completely taken aback by our youth. I too, agree. We hear so many bad and negative things concerning their choices and their integrity.

I often feel this overwhelming sense of satisfaction, when I look across the pool and see my daughter compete.

I appreciated this post.

LOVE the pictures.

The quote isn't that bad either.